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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“For a nice dinner out, we highly recommend this restaurant. They make fresh risotto of the day every half hour. If you would like a slightly more casual feel, the pizzeria next door is excellent but is small and does not take reservations.”
  • 45 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“The onion soup, the pate, the cone of pomme frites, the hamburger, the steak tartare, the fondue, the trout almondine, the niçoise and lyonnaise salads, the beef bourguignon, the profiteroles! Great bar scene with both early and late happy hours. Patio is perfect when the weather is nice. Continuous service during that lull between lunch and dinner everywhere else. We love that we can grab a bite at 3:30pm!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good local spot set in a historic house next to the Larkspur creek. Good for casual dining on the patio or inside. Local tip: half price burger night is Tuesday and its not listed anywhere on menus, just ask for it like a local ($7)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Bustling spot with skylights and plants lures locals with breakfast & lunch comfort-food favorites.>>THIS IS ONE OF KATHLEEN’S HANDPICKED VEGAN OPTIONS* —— * Complete list of Kathleen’s handpicked Vegan Options - - My Thai II Restaurant - Novato: 811 Grant Ave, Novato, CA - My Thai Restaurant - San Rafael: 1230 4th St, San Rafael, CA  - Lotus Cuisine on 4th Street- San Rafael- BEST vegan Indian food in Bay Area - The Plant Organic Cafe- Mill Valley, Strawberry Center right off the freeway - Half Day Cafe- Kentfield- great tofu scramble in a big old barn - Good Earth grocery store- Fairfax- all organic grocery, great hot bar!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Eat delicious pizza at the pizzeria or go next door (need a reservation) for their fine dining - and absolutely wonderful food - experience!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“My family has been going here from the beginning. They have kept the same staff which is impressive. It’s our favorite breakfast and lunch spot in town. The huevas rancheros and the BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato) are my favorites, but the whole menu is stellar. Both indoor and back patio seating.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Great, homemade cooking for breakfast / lunch with nice outside patio for sunny days.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Hands down the best Thai in Southern Marin. We eat here at least once a week. Sit on the porch when weather is nice. You can also do take out.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“A teeny weeny little place that you need to get to as soon as they open for dinner or there will be a line! Reservations only for larger groups (6 or more?). Super wonderful Burmese food and friendly owners!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Marche is our favorite restaurant in Marin. In business almost 20 years and have offered farm to table ingredients since day one. French inspired California cuisine with a remarkable wine list with California and old-world wines. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“great happy hour drinks and food specials 3-6 outdoor heated dining, excellent food”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Located in the Bon Air Shopping Center. A local favorite with a great deep dish pizza and a wide selections of beers on tap.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delish Cantonese Food, has patio in back. Try the Garlic Eggplant, Stir fried string beans, Lemon Chicken!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Casual seafood place. Also has burgers etc. Love the lobster roll and soups.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
“Great Food, excellent bar scene, close enough to walk or drive to. New restaurant, hip and happening but still kid friendly.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best pizza around, and they deliver! Sourdough crust and a wide variety of fresh, high-quality ingredients.”
  • 2 locals recommend